Carson Williams dunk against North Oldham

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    Carson Williams dunk against North Oldham

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    Okay, that was pretty good!

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    Carson Williams had another dunk over two of the defenders that was amazing. His strength and leaping ability is fun to watch in the open court on plays like this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldhamOldie View Post
    Carson Williams had another dunk over two of the defenders that was amazing. His strength and leaping ability is fun to watch in the open court on plays like this one.
    It's Larry Bird like leaping ability!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 23Legend View Post
    It's Larry Bird like leaping ability!
    Carson Williams actually jumps much higher than Larry Bird ever thought of jumping. Larry played high school in an era when you were not allowed to dunk. Not that you probably would remember, but I thought I should note it. If you had seen Larry Bird's physical build as a high school senior, you would have laughed if anyone had told you he would eventually be an NBA Hall of Famer. And since most on here don't want to admit this, Bobby Knight recruited Larry but had Benson, May, Wilkerson, Abernathy, etc., all slated to play ahead of Larry. Luckily, Larry skipped town and ended up at Indiana State.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 23Legend View Post
    It's Larry Bird like leaping ability!

    And, Carson is too young to even know who Larry Bird was. Larry retired from the NBA before Carson was even born. It would be like asking someone from my era about George Mikan. We heard of him, but never saw him play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldhamOldie View Post
    Carson Williams actually jumps much higher than Larry Bird ever thought of jumping. Larry played high school in an era when you were not allowed to dunk. Not that you probably would remember, but I thought I should note it. If you had seen Larry Bird's physical build as a high school senior, you would have laughed if anyone had told you he would eventually be an NBA Hall of Famer. And since most on here don't want to admit this, Bobby Knight recruited Larry but had Benson, May, Wilkerson, Abernathy, etc., all slated to play ahead of Larry. Luckily, Larry skipped town and ended up at Indiana State.
    If you had seen Larry Bird's physical build when he was in the NBA, you would laugh if anyone told you he would be a Hall of Famer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by First View Post
    If you had seen Larry Bird's physical build when he was in the NBA, you would laugh if anyone told you he would be a Hall of Famer!
    And that was after he grew two inches and put on 40 pounds from his senior year at Springs Valley High School! He was 6-8, 185 pounds or so, and he looked like a skinny JV player. But he could play! See below from Seth Davis on Larry at IU as a freshman.

    The start of classes only intensified Larry Bird’s feelings of isolation. Here he was, a poor, sheltered, intensely introverted teenager who had barely set foot outside his hometown of fewer than three thousand people, and he was stuck without any friends on a campus of more than thirty thousand undergraduates. He couldn’t get over the fact that he had to walk several miles just to get to class. And, as he often said half-jokingly, “I ain’t no genius in school.”

    If he thought he might get some emotional support from the coaches, that notion was quickly dispelled as well. One night, while walking down the street with Jan Condra, who had also enrolled at Indiana, at Larry’s behest, and her sister, Larry looked up and saw Knight walking toward them. He stiffened and readied himself to speak to his head coach for the first time since arriving on campus. Knight walked toward Bird; Bird said hello — and Knight blew by without saying a word. “Larry didn’t say anything, but I could tell with his demeanor that his feelings were hurt,” Condra says. “Larry was used to people being a lot nicer to him. He didn’t like Coach Knight’s personality.”

    Bobby Knight would later regret treating Larry Bird so coldly. “Larry Bird is one of my great mistakes,” he said. “I was negligent in realizing what Bird needed at that time in his life.”

    Seth Davis on Larry Bird and Bobby Knight - Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis

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    I can assure everyone that Carson Williams' college head coach will not ignore him when walking past, unlike Bobby Knight did to Larry Bird. Just saying.

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